The Flaws of Testing Culture

The Flaws of Testing Culture

(Note to readers: When I say “standardized testing” within this article, I am primarily focusing on the SAT and ACT, since they are universally taken…

A Virtual Care Package for The-End-of-the-School-Year Struggles

A Virtual Care Package for The-End-of-the-School-Year Struggles

Hey there, prospies! The end of the school year is coming up, the beach looks more enticing with every passing day, and you can’t help…

The Best of Both Worlds: Growing Up With Two Cultures

The Best of Both Worlds: Growing Up With Two Cultures

Firstly, happy Asian Pacific Heritage month everyone! I spent half of my childhood being ashamed of my ethnicity and the other half being okay with it, but…

Dealing with Innumeracy: What Happens When You Can’t Do Math?

Dealing with Innumeracy: What Happens When You Can’t Do Math?

Before I begin, I’d like to tell you right now that Math and English aren’t as different as you think they are (more on that…

Kickin’ it with Candy: A Conversation with My Chinese Penpal Who’s Taking the Gaokao This Year

Kickin’ it with Candy: A Conversation with My Chinese Penpal Who’s Taking the Gaokao This Year

“My English name is Candy. You are my first pen pal. Nice to meet you~~~ I’m 17 years old. Maybe my school is very different…

Op-Ed: Archaic Mindsets and My Tentative Embracing of Feminism

Op-Ed: Archaic Mindsets and My Tentative Embracing of Feminism

I’ll try to accurately recall the situation as best as I can: It was the end of lunch, and my friend told me about her…

Op-Ed: Don’t Grow Up, It’s A Trap

Op-Ed: Don’t Grow Up, It’s A Trap

One day as I was flipping through photo albums of old pictures of myself as a baby/toddler, and I was inspired to do a “Dear…

Getting Through Hump Weeks: You’re Not Alone!

Getting Through Hump Weeks: You’re Not Alone!

The truth about hump days: According to UrbanDictionary, Hump Day is defined as “the middle of a work week (Wednesday),” which is “used in the…

Lessons Learned in Freshman Year English Honors

Lessons Learned in Freshman Year English Honors

The concept of journalism is changing, and we are in the golden age. As Henry Blodget of BusinessInsider aptly stated, “Journalism itself has never been…

On Stepping Back and Disconnecting

On Stepping Back and Disconnecting

The internet is whatever you make of it. It was the summer before I entered high school. I had developed this habit of compulsively posting…

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